MK1 Rover 200

MK1 Rover 200

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moribund

3,432 posts

172 months

Sunday 30th October 2011
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Bloomin' eck.

Liquid Knight

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Sunday 30th October 2011
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moribund said:
Bloomin' eck.
I know. rolleyes I want to get it printed on a t'shirt.

Liquid Knight

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Tuesday 1st November 2011
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Liquid Knight said:
Remember this? Now you can buy the t'shirt...



Available via PM at £9.99 each. hehe

Back on topic and for the first time in nine months (apart from toping washer fluid up and checking I had oil) I needed to lift the bonnet in anger last night. rolleyes

Yep, a headlight bulb had fused. Luckilly I keep spares in the boot so I didn't need to drive home illegally. wink

Also yesterday the Rover and I had a bit of an adventure...

http://youtu.be/UGcyxjqt2mk

..drive safe.

MGJohn

10,203 posts

141 months

Tuesday 1st November 2011
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Interesting footage of that RTA there LQ.

Before I saw the incident unfold, my long standing prejudice against White Van Man, based on many years experience of our roads, again played a part. I think both party's Insurance companies should be made aware of your excellent evidence and let them sort it out.

Liquid Knight

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Tuesday 1st November 2011
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MGJohn said:
Interesting footage of that RTA there LQ.

Before I saw the incident unfold, my long standing prejudice against White Van Man, based on many years experience of our roads, again played a part. I think both party's Insurance companies should be made aware of your excellent evidence and let them sort it out.
Since they have made that junction "safer" there have been seventeen collision and heck knows how many near misses. The Police wanted an unedited version to use as evidence that the junction is a liabillity as it's the first time a collision has been recorded there.

Liquid Knight

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Wednesday 2nd November 2011
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New bulbs arrived today. Just in time from the looks of the one I took out....



..I guess they have a shelf life but £3.99 a year for headlights isn't bad really.

While I had the bonnet up I can confirm the car hasn't lost any oil whatsoever, coolant level is fine and I started to do a shopping list for the clutch swap. New exhaust gaskets, the down pipe looks a bit ropey and new one is only £4.00 +£8.00 postage so I'll add that as well, new oil and filter (£1.50 for the filter and £15.00 worth of oil), at least eight cans of beer, two Pizzas, Kev (van of deaths) engine hoist and a swear box on standby.

Once all that's together we'll be good to go. wink

MGJohn

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141 months

Wednesday 2nd November 2011
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Liquid Knight said:
New bulbs arrived today. Just in time from the looks of the one I took out....



..I guess they have a shelf life but £3.99 a year for headlights isn't bad really.

While I had the bonnet up I can confirm the car hasn't lost any oil whatsoever, coolant level is fine and I started to do a shopping list for the clutch swap. New exhaust gaskets, the down pipe looks a bit ropey and new one is only £4.00 +£8.00 postage so I'll add that as well, new oil and filter (£1.50 for the filter and £15.00 worth of oil), at least eight cans of beer, two Pizzas, Kev (van of deaths) engine hoist and a swear box on standby.

Once all that's together we'll be good to go. wink
That packing looks very like the packing Headlight Bulbs for my wife's MG ZS arrived in. They barely lasted a year. That was a couple of years ago so I removed OE bulbs from cars in a breaker yard. They are still working fine. In my experience, original equipment bulbs last far longer than aftermarket replacements. Modern bulbs from any source do not last long. The bulbs in my twentysix year old MG Montego Turbo are the originals!



Liquid Knight

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Wednesday 2nd November 2011
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Montego turbo. cloud9

The original factory fitted bulbs are in the boot. I run the after market ones simply because they are brighter, seeing and being seen is a priority over durability. As I said £3.99 a year is no hardship and if I ever do enter the car in a Rover show ( silly ) I can put the originals in for that. wink

Liquid Knight

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141 months

Friday 4th November 2011
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Nothing for nine months and the bonnet was up again today. Well last night as well. Wet HT leads. rolleyes Who's idea was it to put the coil on the inner wing next to where spray from the drivers side wheel ends up?

The HT leads are probably the original factory ones and were looking a little tired and I'm still running Fiat Panda spark plugs so I'll add those to the list of bits. Maybe find a flame thrower coil as well because I've never liked the box ones.





Edited by Liquid Knight on Friday 4th November 11:23

Liquid Knight

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Saturday 5th November 2011
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How decidant...

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1988-ROVER-216-VDP-EFI-G...

..shame the engine's not as good as the 1.3 eh? wink

High mileage...

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1987-Rover-216-SE-89-000...

...and pricey.

I've always liked these...

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Rover-216-GTI-Honda-twin...

..but it's expensive for a "project" and I'd need my Passport to get it.

This looks nice...

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Rover-216-Coupe-White-3-...

...twelve months M.O.T and three months warantee as well. scratchchin

Chav'd...

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ROVER-COUPE-216-Excellen...

...but not completely ruined.

Better the Devil you know for now unless Kev' finally buys the old girl by Wednesday.

Liquid Knight

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Sunday 6th November 2011
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Hmmm, warm starting issues now. Cold start she's on the button, warm start I can nearly run the battery flat before she fires up. Could be where the coil got wet the other day or it could be because the car nearly ran out of petrol and I have either crap or air in the fuel filter. Can't really do much while I'm at work so it'll have to wait until Wednesday now.

Liquid Knight

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Sunday 6th November 2011
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New HT leads are available for £10-£30 but where's the fun in that?

Just bough these...

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/140629010121?ssPageName=...

Just need some plug ends to go with the powerboat HT cable in my shed and I can make my own. wink

Y282

20,566 posts

130 months

Sunday 6th November 2011
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I'm starting to worry about you.

Liquid Knight

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Sunday 6th November 2011
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Y282 said:
I'm starting to worry about you.
Powerboat HT cable is waterproof so I can drive down another flooded street without worrying about it. wink

Y282

20,566 posts

130 months

Sunday 6th November 2011
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Liquid Knight said:
Y282 said:
I'm starting to worry about you.
Powerboat HT cable is waterproof so I can drive down another flooded street without worrying about it. wink
No, that's not what i meant.

Liquid Knight

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Monday 7th November 2011
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First start this morning and the diafram in the fuel pump was noisy. New pump ordered from a NOS specialist for £4.99 that a bit cheaper than the £179+vat they wanted for a new Subaru WRX pump a few years ago. Hope I can make it home later. wink

FourPot1275

7,211 posts

162 months

Monday 7th November 2011
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Liquid Knight said:
FourPot1275 said:
Liquid Knight said:
I still think you'd be better off with the Rover. She's trouble free, reliable and less rusty (from the counds of things) just as quick and cheaper to insure than a Mini as well. wink
Too rare for my liking, and er...you seem to be better at looking after your car than me hehe
Rare there are 41 left accoring to that website. That's loads and parts are easy to come by because of the Honda link. wink
Does coming round to a Rover 45 count?

Liquid Knight

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Monday 7th November 2011
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FourPot1275 said:
Does coming round to a Rover 45 count?
Eh?


Liquid Knight

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Monday 7th November 2011
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http://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/topic.asp?h=0&a...

I see. A Rover 400 with a different grille. hehe

My SD3 is a Honda Concerto with a different grille so I can't shoot you down for it. wink

I had a Gunmetal Grey one. Not a bad car until someone tried driving a forklift on an icy day.

FourPot1275

7,211 posts

162 months

Monday 7th November 2011
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Liquid Knight said:
http://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/topic.asp?h=0&a...

I see. A Rover 400 with a different grille. hehe

My SD3 is a Honda Concerto with a different grille so I can't shoot you down for it. wink

I had a Gunmetal Grey one. Not a bad car until someone tried driving a forklift on an icy day.
I'm up for giggles. biggrin